efter having conferred with M. Briand
ia Paris. A aemi-official denial has been
. sued of the rumon, current in the
French press that Lord d'Abarnon, the
British Ambassador at Perlin, had
promised Upper Silasii to Garmany on
<*<*>ndition of h?*r fuJnllmont. of the
tftm? of the Allied ultimatum. What.
?n the oplnion of the smbassador, held
>u*.t hop* to Germany was that fulfitl
mont would moan wit'uirawal of the
AUled troops from Kuhrot and DttSSst
oorf and the rescinding of the other
Tha excitement caused in Paris
Keems to have been due to the Idea
that Mr. Lloyd George had tidvocatod
tHe sending of troops by Germany to
UjMper Siifsia, wheroas the Prlme Min
only contended that if the Allies
th'-lnselves were uuable to rrstore order
hey should not prevtnt Germany from
The Times in an editorial, under the
caption "The Return of Good-Will,"
..lludos to this misunderstanding, and
says: "The mafked aubsidence of tho
exeitement of the French press will he
noted here with relief and gratiflca
tlon. It seems to have been attributa
ble partly to defeotive reports of Mr.
Lloyd George's speech, hastily circu
lated in London and telegraphed
Paris Comment Deprecated
Indignant comments of the French
press regarding Premier Lloyd George's
speech before the House of Commons
'?'riday attractcd attention from London
newspapers to-d?y. For the most part
they were regretted and deprecated,
although in quarters where Lloyd
George's attitude rclative to Poland is
copdemned blame was placed upon him.
Tho Daily Telegraph, which declared
''the BritUh nation ts solid bchind tho
Premier in this matter," commended M.
Briand, pointlng out that Lloyd
George wab mlsinterpreted by French
eommentatcrs, who represented him ae
urg'ng authorizntion of the occupation
of Upper Silesia by German troops.
"The lack of restraint displayed only
a.ids to the dtfficulty in which all the
l-*ntente governmentB find themselves,"
the newspaper added. "It is to be
hoped tbat before a meeting occurs
passions may cool and lt may be gen?
eral ly recognlzed that the foundations
of European peace are gravely imper
Still Confident of Harmon**'
Confidence that the dlffexences be
twen the two Premiers can be bridgad
was expressed by The Chronicle, but it
polnted out that the "difnculty of find
tng such a bridge cau be reduced only
by the people keeping their heads.""
"The explosion of wrath against Mr.
Lloyd Georga ln a large part of the
Frenoh press," the newspaper con?
tinued, "is very ill adapted to this
The Daily News contended that when
the Supreme Council meets, "as it must
piomptly meet to dlscuBS Silesia," the
problem would be made much simpler
by M. Briand "being under no delu
sions regarding the problem, knowipg
the views of the British Cabinet."
Tho Daily Express said: "The at
tac.ks of Paris newspapers upon Mr.
Lloyd George as a representative of
Great Britain naturally are resented by
the public, but rude newspaper artlcles
do not constitute a break.
Polish Premier Goes
To Border of Silesia
Seeks to Communicate With
Korfanty to End Vpriting;
Papers Criticize British
WARSAW, May 16 (By The Associ?
ated Press).?Extraordinary measures
have been taken by the PollBh govern
ment in an endeavor to clear up Siles
iun affairs, which have taken a turn
for the worse owing to Mr. Lloyd
George's rocent speech accuslng Poland
of backing the movement which
brought about tho uprising.
All efforts to communicate with
Adelbert Korfanty. leader of the Polish
insurgents, having failed, Premier
Witos himself, accompanied by Min?
ister of Interior Skulski, proceeded to
Sosnowice, just east of the Silesian
frontier, from which place they are
trying to communicate with Korfanty
to inducc him to end the insurrection
and permit affairs to take their natural
ccurse toward a peaceful settlement.
The government asserts that it has
had no communication with Korfanty
bince the insurrection began.
Mr. Lloyd George's speech is bitterly
eriticized by the Warsaw press, which
interprets it as a virtual invitation to
j^rman troops to invade the disputed
mstricts. The presa considers Eng
land's attitude as unfair to the young
republic, which, it says, has been
bandicapped by Great Britain from the
beginning. The newspapers strongly
oppose any move which might bring
Poland even to the brink of war with
Germany. In Polish diplomatic circles
the view is taken that an invasion by
German troops of Silesian territory
claimed by the Poles would result in
a clash between the Polish and Ger?
man forces, aa the government would
beounable to restrain tho Polish sol?
diers from going to the as3istancc of
their Silesian brothera,
German Press Opposes
March Into Silesia
BERLIN, May 16.--German news?
papers express pleasure over doclara
tion** made Friday by Prime Minister
Lloyd George of Great Britain regard?
ing the situation in Upper Silesia, but
they give warning against a German
march into Silesia unless such a move?
ment ehould be requested by the En
tente powers. They declare that such
an advance would result in war with
both France and Poland. This view
is voIc.ed by the Lokal Anzeiger, the
Vossische Zeitung, the Taegliche
Kundschau, tho Volks Zeitung, the
Vorwaerts, the Freiheit and other
"If Adalbert Korfanty should pre
sume to take possession of any dis?
puted territory without permission
from the Entente," said the Lokal
Anseiger, "we shall be exempt from all
our obligations and duties."
"Pending a decision in the matter,"
declared the Freiheit, "neither German
impenal troops nor disguised military
"rgarmations have any business ln Up?
per Silesia. Germany does not want a
new war and mobilization of govern
.Tr.,. 1?0P" w?ld be P^yine the game
of the French Nationalists."
Eight Slain and Many
Hurt at Italian Polls
mS^S Mty 1<5-" The general elec?
tions throughout Italy were marked by
a eomparatively nmal\ votl and dis
orders in several piaces, particularly in
the provinces o? pisa,P NoTara ya J
?w^vnu^re/,t0Scth" e'*tht P?"?ons
were killed and many wounded in con
flfcts between the Fascisti and Soclal
" Incomplete returns indicate that the
Socialists will lose a minimum of fifty
Heats and the Catholics twenty Pro
portionately, however, the most serions
losses are suffered by the followers of
former Premier Francesco Nitti, whose
*eats have gone to swell the numbers
of the Constitutional bloc. Returns for
Rome show a gain of one aeat by the
Constltutionaliats tt the expense of the
Catholica and the Socialists have the
name number as before.
It is reported that Premier Giolltti
beads the list for the Constitutional
bloc in his constitoency and that ex
Tremier Orlando has Been elected in
Palarmo by a big majority.
Signor Giolltti already is preparlng
? governraental statement, which will
IncludcXs legisl-shive program thrit he is
c-nfideft he cun carry out in the new
Germany Tliat Still Refn?cs
to Adinit Guilt Mnsi
Bc Compelled to Pay for
Her Misdecds, He Insists
Speaks at Dinner in Lillc
King Albcrt Dcclares Senti
ment Finds Symnathctie
Echo Among Belgians
LTTXE, France, May 18. With Ger?
many still dlsclahning responsibility
for the war which brought so much
suffering to France and Belfjium, there.
Is no other course than to deal with
her as one who must bo compelled ra
make good her niisdeeds, declared Pres?
ident Millerand ln nn address dellveved
to-day in the presence of Albert, King
of the Bolgians, at a banquot tendered
the King and the Fronch President by
the Chamber of Commerce of Lille.
After recalling the tragic incidents of
the suffering endurod by the popula?
tion of Lille during the four years of
the German occupation, President
"If the cltizens of Lille and of north?
ern France and Belgium are too pen
erous to claim revenge, they neverthc
lcss, in accord with the remainder of
the people of France and the Allies, de?
mand justice. against the government
and the nation which brought on the
war, and which, throughou'; tho hostlli
tie6, and without military necessitics,
pursued a systematic course of ruin
and devaetation toward tho mines and
Industries, employing pillage and arson
as a means of insuring their own in?
dustrial and economic ascendan<jy upon
the coming of peace.
German Dentals Condemned
"As long as Germany, against nll the
evidenee, continues through her public
men to deny her responsibility. which
her plenipotentiaries acknowiedged at
Versailles, and which only the. other
day the United States government.
placed upon her, there can be no real
peace in the world. Might must impose
"lt is not to the democracies, eager
for work and peace, that ono must look
for imperlalism. We cherish no am?
bition other than to assure to future
generations liberty, fratornity and
peace, in which individual happiness
shall be the fruit of disinterested de?
votion to the right and the ideal."
Replying to President Millerand,
King Albert dwelt upon the sympathies
between the two nations.
King Eehoes Sentiment
"Your words will flnd amonrr my
eompatriot8 in Belgium a sympathetic
echo," he said. "They know the senti?
ment. of France. toward them, and they
see in France an allied, friendly nation,
as faithful to her friendships a? to her
traditions of genius and heroism."
During his meeting with King Albert j
President Millerand opened an exhibi- i
tion of social welfare work. He inspected
the American Red CrOss and eompli
mented Lieutenant Colonel Robert E.
Olds, of St. Paul, Minn., Red Cross
Commissioner for Europe. and ab
American nurses. He thanked them for
what they were doing for the benefit
of maternity and childhood in the de\
astated industrial districts of North?
an Wills Wife 8100,000 and
! Dies Wliile Divorce Is Pending
SALEM, Mass., May lf",.?A bequest
of $100,000 to his wife, against whom
divorce proceedings were pending at
the time of his death, is contained ln
the will of Paul Crocker, of Fitehburjr,
filed for probate here to-day. Crocker
died at the Salem Hospital last Thurs
The will provides that Mrs. Crocker
Bhall receive the $100,000 in lieu of
dower rights or other interest in the
estate. The instrument was drawn in
September, 1920, about e year after
Crocker, who was an invalid, had mar?
ried his nurse, Mary Curran. After,
several minor bequests, the residue of j
the estate is to be divided amon_'
Prosecutor Acquitted in
Saratoga Gambling Case
Jury Finds No Grounds for
Neglect of Duty Charges
BALLSTON SPA, N. Y., May 16.?
District Attorney CharJea D. Andrus
of Saratoga County was acquitted by a
jury here to-nlght of n charge of neg?
lect of duty, which was preferred be?
cause of his alleged failure to stop
gambling in Saratoga Springs.
The jury deliberated less than ten
minutes. There was a demonstration
in the court room when the verdict was
announced, and one spectator was
brought before the bar and reprimand
ed by Justice Borst.
District Attorney Andrus was indict
ed as a result of tho State Attorney
General's investigation into vice condi?
tions in Saratoga County. Three other
indictments, charging bribery, conspir?
acy and grand larceny, are still pending
During the trial, which lasted a week,
lielgian Allies in Coal
Strike Desert Miners
ANTWERP, May 16.?The coal
workers of Antwerp, who have
been on strike for several days in
B.vmpnthy with the striking Brit
isli coal miners, reaumed work
The strike in Antwerp was the
result of an appeal of British
transport workers to workers of
other c&untrieSi asking them to
put ni. embargo on coal _hipmcntB
to London pending a settlement of
the British miners' striko.
the prosecution attempted to prove
that Andrus had full knowledge that
gamhling fiourished in Saratoga
Springs during the summer of 1910 and
that he mtido no attempt to stop it.
Witnesses for tho prosecution testifled
that they paid for polico protection
and that they uhderstood Andrus shared
in tho graft. No direct evidenee was
introduced, however, that protection
money had been paid into Audrus's
Only four witTiesses wero called by
the defense. Andrus did not take the
Noyes Fears Ffanco Will
Draw U.S.Into Ruhr Move
Says Invasion Is Tnevitablc and
Our Forces Will Have to Take
Part or Depart 'Under Fire*
PRINCETON, N. J., May lO.?Pierre
pont B. Noyes, American Rhinclnnd
Commissioner. in an address to-night
boforo tho Polity Club of Princeton
University. said that a French invasion
of the Ruhr district is incvitable and
that. American troops will have to
particirjBTo in the movement or "sneak
home under flro." Mr. Noyes returned
from the Rhineland a short time ago.
"The French military party," be said,
"is determined to invade the Ruhr.
They have been so determined for at
least eighteen months, and they will
yet find an excuse. Our army on the
Rhine is a trail of powder leading
from the point where. sparks of Euro
pean military adventur. are fallinR
thickest straight to our own military
magazine. The least wc can do is to
break that connection while there ia
"Germany has surrendered. as she
did in June, 1919, with a pistol at her
head. and there will still be plenty of
chances lo charge her with treaty
breaking. Soon our army, like Wie
gahd's French-organized Polish army.
will have to play a nart in the new
Napoleo-nic conquest or r-neak home
"If we will no( assist England to call
a halt in the new war the least we can
do for our own peace and prosperity is
to drop further military fraternization
with the Chauyinists of Europe."
Held as Cavcll Denonnccr
Suspect Seized at Mons; Plcads
BRUSSELS, Mny 16;- A man alleged
to have been the principal denouncer \
oi" Edith Cavell, the English nurse who i
was executed by the Germans, has heen I
arrested at Mons, the newspapers giv- i
Ing his name as Armand Jeanne.
Jeanne has put forward the plea that
many other French and Belgians have
been identified by numerous witnesses '
as the. ^denouncer of tho nurse. ? ?
Britain Remitg $17,080,000:
Pays Second Installment on
Silver Debt to U. S.
WASHINGTON. May 16.?Receipts of '
$17,080,000 from Great Britain as the
second instalment in pavrnent of the
$122,000,000 incurred through silver.
pui'chases during the war, was an- |
nounced to-day by the Treasury.
Of the amount received to-day, $12,
200,000 was paid on the principal and
$4,880,000 represented interest. On !
April 15, Great Britain paid a first in- !
stalment of $26,620,000 on the silver
debt. Under the funding scheme, the
next payment on the principal will be
made April 15, 19!'.2, and the next in?
terest payment October 15, 1921.
Retirement of the $122,000,000 will bc
made in four annual instalments.
Arson Drives U. S. Insurance
Concerns Out of San Salvador
WASHINGTON. May 16.?American
fire insurance companies.have cancelled
or are preparing to cancel policics in
San Salvador, because of the "shocking
extont of incendiary fires for the pur?
pose of obtaining insurance," said an
oliicial despatch received here to-day.
The President of the republic, the
dispatch said, was taking energetic
measures to punish those found guilty
and wa. drawing up a new code of reg<
ulations to prohibit such incendiarisms.
Two New Yorkers Accused of
Smuggling $10,000 Diamonds
MALONE, N. Y., May 16.?William
Abrahamson and Arthur Aranow, of
New York, were held for the Federal
grand jury after a lengthy examina?
tion before United States Commissioner
Lawrence here to-day.
They are charged with smuggling
?10,000 worth of diamonds from Canada
into the United States.
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Navy Bill Artion
Repuhlirnii Leaders Talk of
luvokiiip, Steam Hollci
T a c t i c s To-day to
Put Appropriation Over
Pomerene Leads Atlack
La Follette Deelares Ships
Should Be Held Up and
Money Spent on Veterans
From VHe Tribuvr'it Waahinaton liureau
WASHINGTON. May 16. -SupfJtort
ers of disarmament measures blocked
fiction in the Senate to-day on tho
naval appropriation bill by vigornus
ftttacks on it, and after a day of debato
no progress had been made toward
consideration of tho amendments pro?
posed or of tho bill Itself.
Republican leaders in the Sonato,
becoming iinpatient with tho Bpcoch
making and bolievinir that, the advo?
cate s of disarmament aro seeking to
start a backiire in the country, talked
of npplying steam roller tactica nnd
intimated that an effort in this direc?
tion might bo made to-morrow.
Senators Pomerene, of Ohio. Demo*
crat, and La Follette. of Wisconsin,
Republican, took tho load in calling for
a reduction of the naval expenditures
and for adoption of an amendment in
favor of reduction of armnments or
Senator Pomerene, who has a dis?
armament amendment, spoke first and
addressed the Senate for moro than
an hour in favor of the adoption of
an amendment for disarmament or re?
duction of navai strength by agree?
ment. He pleaded with the Senate to
adopt either the Borah resolution or
the Pomerene resolution for reduction
of armament as an amendment to the
pending bill. He denied that adoption
of such an amendment would trespaos
on the rights of the President or bc
a rcfloction on him,
Pleads for Delay in Building
As to tho temporary halting of con.
struction until there can bo disarma?
ment negotiations, Senator Pomerene
"The financial loss will not be one
half the moral loss that we will ;uis
tain unless we ndopt some plan that.
will look to reduction of our naval
"We havo a long record of profes?
sion in favor of disarmament and now
when we can do it with entire safety
to ourselves we take no action."
He declared the Senate was taking a
stand not only for nrmament, but, "for
tho groate-t armament in all the
Presenting a romparative statement
of tho naval strength of tho United
States, Great Britain and .lapan, he
said the United States now had 16
first-class battleshlpa and battle
crulsers; Great Britain 26 nnd Japan
10. In 1023 the United States would
have i'7, Great Britain 2S and Japan IH.
ln 1927, vhen the program on which
this coi ntry is now working ih com
pleted, he said. the United States
would have 144 battlcships, battle
cruiser a and other large warships,
Great Britain 1 SO and Japan 63.
"With our complctcd program," he j
said, *"we will have of the classes of
ships compared more than two to one |
He paid a tribute to Josephus Dan- ;
iels as "one of the ablest Secretaries
of the Navy we have ever had." He
pointed out that Daniel?, ip a recent
article, indicated uncertainty whethei
the dreadnought was to continue as th<*
chief reliance of the navy. Senator
Pomerene protested because of the ef?
forts of Senators supportinp: tho bill to
continue building lypes of craft whose
usefulness was unknown. He quolod
from a naval engincer to show that
surfaee craft were at the mercy of
long-range torpedoos from submarines
and of bombardment from the air.
Claims Public Sentiment
Senator Pomerene declared that nine
out of ten of the men. and women of
the country would vote for negotiations
on disarmament if the proposition were
submitted to a test.
Senator La Follette followed Senator i
Pomerene. He scored the increase in i
appropriations by the Senate Naval Af?
fairs Committee in bitter terms. He j
took up 1irst the recent charges of Sen- j
ator Walsh, of Massachusctts. to the
effect that there are gravG neglect and
ill treatment of sick and wounded _ol
diars in hospitalfl in Rfafleeehusctt. end
olsewhore, and grave .hortcomlngs in j
re.p.cl to h( ipil iizatibn for bl
diei by t he Fedci I goi ornment, He
pointed out thn. tho charges of 8cna
tor Wah h hi d i ol been ref.d on I he
.' I.iial e of ''1 sewh ere. ' 11
denounced the rmssage of a $500,000,000
riaval bill uncfor auch circumstances,
Hi dcclarod other things are now being
put uhsad of legislation for the relief
of tho soldiers.
"Men ?re hous^d in place. iinflt for
ailing animals," be declared.
Ho criticized the policy of passing
thls large naval bill "in the face of
admoniti.n. from tlie Treasury De?
partment that the taxablo resources of
the country are practicaily exhausted."
He declared the Finance Committee
waa pavllig the way to repeal the ex
cess profits tax nnd Burtaxes on large.
incomes, and a strong effort was being
made under the leadefship of Senator
Smoot foi h turnove. tax.
All of this, i.e said, was to the end
that the tax burdena of the country
might be imposed as fur as nossible
on "the hewei's of wood and the car?
riers of water."
Would Aid Veterans First
Senator La Follette served notlce he
would offer an amendment to tho naval
bill,to take care of the wounded and
sick soldiers before providing for bat
He said he purposed to see that the
facts got to the country with regard
to tbe pending bill and the expendi?
tures mvolved in the naval program.
Ho quoted Senator King, of Utah, as
saying in a mlnorlty report. from the
Naval Affairs Committee that it would
cost n billion and a half dollars to
complete tho 1916 program, ndditlonal*
to tho $.38,000,000 already appropri
Senator T,a Follette analyzed the na?
val building program and sought to
impress on Senators that the actual
construction was only a small part of
the expense. He told Senators they
? ? fe to bo "drawn in" to still bigger
He asserted that in all the parlia?
ments of the world it could bc shown
there was direct connection between
men who uphold the outlay of vast
sums for armament. and the armament
makers. Ho thought the peoplo of this
country would draw their conclusions
from this fact.
The Wisconsin Senator favore^ Sen?
ator King's plan of haltlng construc?
tion on half a dozen of the capital
ships and the construction instead of
more aircraft and moro submarines.
Wadc Must Die Thursday
Cormuutaiion of Sentence Re
fuftcd by B-oard of Pardons
HARTFORD, Conn., May 16.?The
State Board of Pftrdons to-day, after
thirty minutes of consideration, denied
the petition for the commutation of the
death sentence ?f Elwood Wado, of
Bridgeport, to life imprisonment, He
will bc hanged in tne state prison at.
Wcthcrsfield, ? Conn., a few minutes
after midnight on Thursday for the
murder of (leorcic E. Nott in Bridge?
port, Conn., last August.
Judge William H. Comely, Wade's
counsel, in his plea for commutation,
aaid that Wado was montally deficient
and under Mrs. Nott's influence at ''?
time of the murder. Judge Comely
presented Dr. S. Arnold Gessell, of
iTalo University, and Dr. A. R, Diefen
dorf, of New Haven, as alienists in sup?
port of his claim. Both dpctors told
the board that Wado was mentally ab
normal and growing worse. V>'adc did
not appear before the board.
33 Are Slain
(Contlnuod from p.ign ono)
grnppled with n raider when his home
was entered and, in spite of his sev
nnty-seven years, threw the intruder
to the floor and h.ld him until another
raider placed a revolver at the old
man's head and threatened to kill him.
Wilson thereupon abundor.cd the
atrugglc, but his terrier attacked the
raidi rs and prevented them from set
ting tire to the house. When tho in
truders ran the dog chased them, but
lt was shot .lead.
A nailor named Bralsford. who lost
n leg in the naval raid on Zoebrugge,
refused to throw up his hands when
men broke into his house, but tiirew
a kdihM .?'.ewing machine r.t the invad
ers, who fled, firing as they left the
house, None of the raidors has been
Three Arretfts Made in London
LONDON, May 16 (By The Asso?
ciated Press).- Three arrests have
been made by the police in connection
with Saturday night'a attacks on rela
tives of members of the Royal Irish
Constabulary, at their residences in
London and it3 suburbs, attributed to a
Sinn Fein campaign to terrorizc Lon?
don, in which a number of houses and
other buildings wero set on tire and
three persons were wounded, one prob?
Mennwhilc experts are busy in de
ciphering the documents seized by the
police yesterday in various places
London connected with the Sinn Fein
organization, including the headquar?
ters of tho Irish Self-Determination
League, these plae.es having be.
raided after incendiary attacks. The
documents were mostly in Gaelic.
Cork Prison Beats nff Attack
CORK, May 1C> (By The Associated
Press). ? An attack was made on the
Cork prison at midnight last night.
It took the form of attempts to snipe
tho guard, the effort lasting for more
than an hour. The guard rcplied
with machine-gun fire and sent up
Very lights, which brought a strong
military force from the barracks, and
the attacking party wa3 dispersed.
This was the third attack on the jail
within two months.
Daniel O'Brien, of Knockardbane,
Liscarrol, County Cork, was tried by
drumhead court martial Saturday and |
executed in the Cork detention bar?
racks at 8 o'clock this morning.
O'Brien met death braveiy, main
taining the same attitude that he dis
played at his trial, when in answering
tho request to plead, he replied: "I
have no defense; 1 was caught as a
soldier and you can try me."
A few women in the vicinity of thfe
prison offered prayers as the execution
was carried out. O'Brien was attended
by a priesL yesterday.
O'Brien was charged with havjng
been in possession uf a revolver and
twelve cartridges, one of whose bullets
j was alleged to have. been cut off and
\Premier May Meet Jrish
Chiefs Without Conditions
\ DUBLIN. May 16 (By The Associated
| Press).--Premier Lloyd George, s
; The Frceman's Journal to-day. has _f
i fered to meet Eamon de Valera. or
: othef Irish leaders, without conditions.
Mr. de Valera, adda tbe ncw^papcr,
rcplied that if tho Premier made such
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(Exclusivc with Bonwit Tcllcr & Co.)
A Fashion Success of the French water
resorts?it has the elasticity of knitwear,
the coolness of open mesh, the lustre of silk.
It recomrnends itself for golf, tennis and the
numerous activities of a summer's day.
In white, gray, belge, rust
black Qnd navy blue
a statement public be fde Valera)
would give a poblic n-n.y.
[Early this month a conference ^p
bet'.ve"n Eam.n 'I" Valera and
Sir .lameg Craig, the Ulster Premief
of thcii re.pectlv. aection. ol opinion
,, i,, [nnd talked over 'he situ
Th'- meeting was said to have
without tnngible result*, but the fac*
that it was held waa commented upon
ii Dublin Castle and other circles as
a hopeful sign. Expressions of wili
ingness on tho part of British govern?
ment leaders to meet Irish Repub?
lican representatives have hitherto
usua.ll? been eoupled with condition?,
notably as to the ceasation of hostili
Mea in Ireland and with regard to the
personality of fhe delegates, persons
under the British povernment ban
BELFAST, May 16 (By The Associat
ed Press).- Lord Tlugh Cec.H. member
of the Privy Council of England, who ;
1s the guest of Lord Londonderry's
family in Mount Stewart, County Down,
has suggested a scheme by which Ire?
land would be made an independent
kingdom, Its king to bc a member of
the Windsor family, probably the
Prince of Wales, to be appointed by the '
King of England.
Under the proposal there would be
two small parliaments, one to be lo?
cated in Belfast and tho other in Dub?
lin, and, in addition, a "House of Ea
tates" of one hundred members. Com?
plete fiscal autonomy would be given
Ireland, but there would bo a !< ?
posed for imperial defense in propor
tJen lo the sum contributed by England
for that purpose.
Ireland, under. the plan, would be al?
lowed to have an army, but no navy.
_nd in the event of war the King of
England could suspend the Irish con?
stitution. Irlshmen in the coloniea
would have the right to ehoose whether
they should be subjects of tbe Irish or
English king. If favorablV received by
the Irish leaders the suggestion would
be submitted to a conatituont assembly.
Some of the southern Irish U
including John Dillon, to whom th"
scheme was outlined described it as
"preposterous." Lord Hugh Cecil in
discussing it said hc still favored
union, but as that no ionger war, prac?
tical politics and f< .leralism did not
satisfy the Irish, >vho wanted a dis
tinct nationality, i'lngland must go as
far in the direction they wanted as
possible. Whatever plan was proposed,
he declared, m_3t be one framed ana
approved by the Irish but also ac
ceptable to the British. Lord Hugh
then ouUined his plan, adding: "I
write this in no spint of optimism."
Tha .ignificance of Lord Hugh's pro?
posal ccmes from the fact that he is
the goest of the Londonderry family.
the greatest member of which was
Lord Castlereagh, to whom more thr.r.
to anybody else the breaking up o*
Henry Grattan's Irish Parliament and
the passing of the act of union in 1805
Polish Delegate Assails
Lloyd George Statement
BRUSSELS, May 16. Professor
Simon Askenazy, Polish representative
at tbe Polish-Lithuanian discussions,
has sent a note to Paul Hymans,
presides at the conference, protesting
against a statement made by Premier
Lloyd George in the Hause 0f Com
mons inst Friday. in speaking on the
Polish-Silesian situation, to the effeet
that the United States. France, Italj
und Great Britain had made an ar
rangementby whl-h Vlhra wa? 1
to Lithunnla. n"
statement, Professor Askenaz*/
says, puts in question the whn]? 0j/
? of. the Polii
Lithuanian rej r?
iating at. Brussels ov<
Reorp*anization of Chinegt!
Cabinet Is Announced]
net of General (
Chow Tezchi; Chai jr
Mlnlster of r'omm n
h Kung-ch ?
istry, which post
ral I i Ming
? y in bucci
' ? g-ping. (
retnin the Prei ie
| a long c ?
al Chang I
and Honan, and V, i
tary <.<?<>? erti i ieii, with ti
mler and other
who journeyed th -r
? most significa
reorganization of th
inclusion of Li Shi -? < i, .-.
ber of the Anfu grou
strongly pro I ?-,....,- y?
and Admiral Sal
"Window 'he Box'
New York Suu
"Bacon and miik and other
staple articles don't thrive well
in the Spring sunshine," savs
the Sun. The window sill Icrj
box is always risky, but wi!h \
the variable temperatures rf
Spring it is not only a menate
to* health but the cause of the
deterioration of valuable food.
Pure Knickrrbockcr lr.e?ma,ie ,ffni
filterrd ivater, jrozert ia tanitery com
tainers, and delivered in ciean <wa$cns
costs but S-5 "i a cent a } ?
hattan, Bronx and Brdoklyn. .'?
supply keefs everything r.i an evt
pen 'ure, which preserves *
as prevrnts ipoi ?'?.
56? 5__ S68 _&':flil J\P?1.U?./
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Are Now Holding
Tne following items are examples of the very
unusual values being ofiered at this time?
Tailored and Costume Styles
of iTvill cord and piquetine, including fash'
ionable "long coated' '-h?also smarl
thrcc-piecc cffecls where sii :xd cloth are
Formerly $85 to $225 .
For Street, Sports and Dress Wear
of piquetine. duvetyn, sai'm and canton
crepe?handsotne embroidcred styles, slurt
ning effccis xvherc siW fringe is used, and
others xvith trimmings of such furs as cafa
cul, lynx and monI?e\) fur.
Formerly $125 to $295
Day and Evening Gowns
Tailored Stxiles of Iwill cord and pique
tinc, plain or embroidcred?Afternoon,
Dinner and Evening Styles oj canlon
crepe, soft rich satin, taffeta, lace and
Formerly $125 to $295
Street Semi-dress?Dressy and
Formerly $25 to $43
Sport and Costume Blouses
Handmads tailored and dress}; cjfccU.
at *10?$1 5_*20
Formerly to $25
WOOL SWEATERS-Slip-over and Coat rtyfe, of _*-?.
and importer' Alpaca wool in various novtlty and drop stitch <l
fects at $10.
-Our Entire Collection of
IMPORTED GOWNS & WRAPS
are being offered at reductions of
one-half and more.
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